Bath Cancer Unit Support Group

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Bath Cancer Unit Support Group is a small local charity formed in 1985 that supports the work of the Oncology and Radiotherapy Unit at the Royal United Hospital Bath. BCUSG is run entirely by volunteers and has minimal overheads.

Over £4.5 million has been raised to-date. Recent projects include providing the RUH with;

  • – June 2016 – The first fixed site Positron (PET-CT) Scanner Unit in a NHS hospital in the West Country together with Wall & Ceiling Art (£1.2 million).
  • – April 2017 – Additional equipment for the Positron Scanner (£90,000)

Statistics show that use of the Positron Scanner is resulting in improved treatment plans for more than 30% of oncology patients and is now also being used in alzheimer’s cases.

On an ongoing basis BCUSG provides financial support towards: specialist staff education and training, flowers, newspapers and refreshments in the oncology reception and waiting areas and headscarves and wigs for patients who have experienced hair loss.

Currently BCUSG are in discussion with the RUH to identify and prioritize major projects that the NHS are unable to fund in the planned new cancer unit at the RUH that will make a real difference to patients.

As an official race charity secured places are available for the Bath Half 2018 in support of this charity’s work.

If you would like to run the Bath Half 2018 for Bath Cancer Unit Support Group, please e-mail fundraising@bcusg.org for an application form.

BCUSG runners will on the day be provided with a special running “T” shirt and those who raise £1,000 or more will be invited to attend an event at the RUH at which a certificate to record their achievement will be presented by The Mayor of Bath.

Registered Charity number: 292643

Website: www.bcusg.org